Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Breakfast Burritos

 
Breakfast burritos are a favorite at our house and are a perfect quick meal any time of the day.  The filling can be made ahead of time and reheated for a quick delicious breakfast after a late night with family!
 
They are very versatile and can easily be altered to satisfy your preferences.  We have done a lot of experimenting - and this is currently our favorite breakfast burrito!
 
Breakfast Burritos
1 bag frozen shredded hash browns
1-1/2 lb Hot and Spicy Sausage, cooked. diced ham or cooked crumbled bacon would also work
4-6 eggs
1/2 cup salsa
cheese--shredded
sour cream
tortillas-flour or corn
Cooking frozen hashbrowns is somewhat of an art - one that requires patience and time! A 2lb bag needs to be cooked on a very large electric griddle, or in two batches in your largest stovetop skillet.  Spray the surface and drizzle with oil or butter.  With the griddle/skillet on medium heat add the frozen hash browns and DON'T TOUCH for 8-10 minutes. This is difficult, I know, but they will be so much better in the long run.  Season with salt and pepper. After 8 minutes check a small area, they should be lightly browned.  If you'd like them cooked more leave for a couple more minutes.  When cooked to your satisfaction carefully turn and the once again DON'T TOUCH, this time for 6-8 minutes.  You will end up with wonderfully cooked hash browns that aren't reduced to a mess of mushy potatoes (admit it, it's happened to you!).
Brown sausage.
Scramble eggs.
In a large bowl mix together the cooked potatoes, meat and scrambled egg. Add salsa. Mix gently. Heat either corn or flour tortillas, sprinkle on grated cheese to melt. Add mix, garnish with sour cream, hot sauce, more salsa etc. Roll up and serve hungry guests!
This is a perfect camping meal. If you are really lazy cook at home and bring mix ready to heat to your event. Just warm tortillas and serve. But if you love to cook out doors and don't mind the bugs, heat, dirt etc. by all means heat up a big griddle. This really comes together easily.
However you make it just enjoy the time you spend with loved ones!